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Monday, June 18, 2007 

Welcome to the new America

Where hunger...oh, sorry "food insecurity", abounds.

Roughly 2.5 million low-income adults in California can't afford to adequately feed their families, resulting in health problems and household stress, according to a UCLA report released this week.

The report measures food insecurity, which can range from reduced quality or variety of diet to skipping meals because of costs. In 2005, 30 percent of low-income adults statewide reported choosing between food and other basic needs, according to data from the California Health Interview Study. Among them, 9 percent experienced a disruption in eating habits or skipped meals. The study did not include the homeless.

In Orange County, the UCLA report says an estimated 190,000 low-income adults struggle to buy food, and about 36,000 people sometimes go hungry. The numbers don't include children. - OC Register

In the land of Disneyland, there are kids that go hungry.

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That is really too bad. Just think about how much many Americans waste too, my family included. I need to figure out how to get my little kids to realize how precious of a commodity food can be.

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